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Windows 7: explain what "onboard network controller" does and what it is

03 Jan 2012   #1

explain what "onboard network controller" does and what it is

does anybody know about this?

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03 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

That means the motherboard has a NIC (Network Interface Card) built into it. You would use that to connect to your network/Internet.
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03 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

It helps the computer determine which boot device to use.

If a network is present the computer will attempt to boot from it.

If no network is detected, the computer will attempt to boot from the next bootable device in the sequence.
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03 Jan 2012   #4


oh. so it doesn't have anything to do with the SATA HDD?
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03 Jan 2012   #5

XP / Win7 x64 Pro

No, it has nothing to do with that. It's the network card built in to your motherboard ("onboard"), as alphanumeric explained.
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